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A 42-year-old member asked:

can magnetic resonance imaging cause brain tumors?

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Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 46 years experience
No: Only adverse effect of MRI is heat deposition which is inconsequential provided patient has no metallic foreign bodies or pacemakers.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
No: As for now- there is no association between MRI and brain tumor. Mri is a good modality to diagnose brain tumor.
Dr. Martin Radvany
Radiology 30 years experience
Not that we know of: It is used for diagnosis of brain tumors.

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